About us

ISPN Overview

The Indiana Suicide Prevention Network Action Committee (ISPNAC) is comprised of mental health advocates, representatives from state agencies, leaders from county/regional suicide prevention coalitions, people who serve populations that have higher suicide risk (brain injury, substance use, youth), healthcare and mental health providers, veteran/military groups, people with lived experience, non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and others that are passionate about preventing suicide.

ISPNAC serves as the program arm of ISPN. Meetings are held monthly (fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:00-1:00, via Zoom) to work on projects and stay in the loop regarding suicide prevention efforts across the state.

Mission and Vision

We are a statewide community working to prevent suicide by advancing the conversation, eliminating stigma, and building hope.


We envision a future where every individual, regardless of their struggles, finds hope, support, and resilience, fostering a community where lives are enriched, and suicide is minimized through compassionate understanding and wellness.

We believe
  • Suicide is a significant but largely preventable public health issue.
  • Promoting mental wellness throughout a lifetime is the key to preventing suicide.
  • Suicide can affect everyone, and its prevention requires a culturally diverse approach.
  • Talking openly and raising awareness is essential to eliminating the stigma and shame of suicide.
  • Using evidence based and best practices is critical to building everyone’s confidence and competence in suicide prevention.
  • Suicide prevention is everyone’s business; therefore, we support individual, local, community, and statewide efforts.

The creation of ISPN stems from the statewide efforts of the Indiana Suicide Prevention

Network Advisory Council, originally formed, to guide the suicide prevention work of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction, as well as other entities throughout the state. Over time, the evolution of these efforts warranted the creation of a formalized, independent organization.

How to get involved

Anyone can join ISPNAC. We meet via Zoom on the fourth Wednesday of the month from 11:00-1:00. Contact our jgarnerkelley@mhai.net for the Zoom link.

Current & Ongoing Projects

Suicide Prevention Framework
Suicide Prevention Framework to help communities and organization develop their own suicide prevention plan.

Suicide Prevention Month
Raise awareness by adding your logo to this flyer and distributing/posting it during September.

ISPN Board

  • Calvin Roberson, IU Simon Cancer Center
  • Michelle Bulington, Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction
  • Jason Murrey, Indiana Department of Education
  • Alice Jordan-Miles, Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition
  • Collen Carpenter, Stop Suicide Northeast Indiana
  • Kelsey Aaron, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Indiana Chapter

Our Staff

Janae Garner-Kelley, Director
Janae Garner-Kelley, BA (she/her)
Director, Indiana Suicide Prevention Network

Janae is currently a law student with roots in mental health, striving to create stable and positive conditions for all. Janae has been in the mental health field in various roles for several years, always seeking to create preventative measures to combat stressors and struggles. Janae has extensive experience in crisis intervention, including working within 988 and the Be Well Crisis Helpline, learning and creating collaborative and strengths-based plans for consumers and anyone looking to help others. Janae is excited to support communities in building resilience, self-advocacy, and knowledge through training, resources, and policy.